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Binge Eating(5 Posts)
Has anyone managed to stop binge eating and lose weight?? If so can you please tell me how?
My meals are healthy, I just can’t stop myself from eating rubbish at night. I’ve had this problem for as long as I can remember but it got worse after having my daughter and intensified even more once lockdown started. I’ve read all the self help books and seen a psychotherapist but nothing seems to click with me. Its definitely psychological as it’s always the same foods I’ll binge on (chocolate, crisps, sweets etc) I would never binge on anything healthy. At the moment I can’t even go for 1 day a week without doing it, I will drive to 24hr garages to buy things which is what I’m doing most days as I won’t buy any rubbish in the weekly shop.
I am currently 4 stone overweight and pre-diabetic.
Can anyone help or give me any advice on how to stop??
I haven’t binged for 14 weeks now. It’s the first time I have gone that long without doing it. Before that, I would binge at least once a week, often more than that, sometimes bingeing several days in a row. It’s hard to say what it was really because I don’t think there is a magic solution but it was a combination of stuff. For me, it was a feeling that this had gone far enough. I realised that I was more than three stone overweight, in the obese range, I looked terrible, felt terrible etc. I felt so depressed all the time. It was also the Covid pandemic that triggered something in me. I had to do it. I did one day at a time, focusing on eating healthy and not going over 1750 calories. I walked 10000 steps a day, every day. Each day I would just focus on getting through that day and worry about everything else later. It was hard at first but got easier and easier. It’s fine now- I don’t feel many urges to binge.
I have lost 2 stone so far, one stone to go. Good luck, OP. You can do it. Take it one day at a time.
Watching with interest as I have the same problem
I used to binge eat when I was in my 20s. It's completely psychological, a combination of boredom, self loathing, and rewarding myself. I haven't done it for years now and am in a better place. You say your meals are healthy, but do you eat enough protein? Also do you exercise?
IMO the best way is to gradually wean yourself off. I know I had sugar addiction and it took a long time to get over it. Try to only limit your binges to one thing rather than many (I feel sweet and salty is a vicious cycle). Then try to only binge on the healthier version of the same thing. Might work.
Thank you for the replies.
First day today, just brushed my teeth and I’m off to bed with a book to try and distract myself!
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